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We found 4 providers matching ERCP and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Kenneth Joseph Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brown practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Sindhu Anna Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Abraham focuses on pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Patients rated Dr. Abraham highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Arshad Husain Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Arshad Malik is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Malik accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Markus Goldschmiedt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Markus Goldschmiedt is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National University of San Marcos, Dr. Goldschmiedt performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Goldschmiedt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 206
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,386 - $1,579
  • Medicare Cost: $135 - $459

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.

The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.

Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.